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Do’s and Don’ts

Do's and Don'ts When Filing Social Security Disability Claims in Las Vegas

At Disability Action Advocates, we focus on one thing: Social Security disability claims. Whether you are seeking benefits under Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income, we can help you by preparing your application for success, sparing you the necessity of finding your way through government red tape. Here are some points that we have found to be most important over the past 20 years.

Important Actions to Take

Don't assume that all you have to do is fill out the application for benefits and send in a doctor's note. Over 60 million Americans currently receive coverage under Social Security, and millions more apply every year. Over two-thirds of initial applications are denied. You must provide a compelling request for benefits that will meet the Social Security Administration's criteria for approval.

Do seek treatment for your condition. Success in the claims process depends largely on having a substantial medical history to document the injury or illness, and if you can show that you have been actively receiving medical care it will increase your chances of approval. This can be difficult if you lack insurance, but we can advise you on strategies for seeking benefits without health insurance.

Don't wait until your disability has kept you out of work for a full year. To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must prove your condition will make it impossible for you to work for at least a year. You can often get a medical opinion to this effect well before a year has passed.

Do get the help of a qualified representative as early as possible. Many people wait until they have been denied SSD benefits, and this opens the door to extremely long wait times for a disability hearing. If you contact us before you begin the application process, we can gather sufficient medical testimony and other evidence to support your claim, as well as helping you avoid making errors on the paperwork.

Don't exaggerate your condition in an attempt to secure benefits. If you present an unrealistic picture of your disability, you may be denied on the grounds that your testimony is unreliable. You should avoid making unrealistic statements about your symptoms and instead rely on extensive documentation with details about how the disability affects your daily routines and your job duties, as well as medical records that clearly portray the existence of the condition.

More importantly, DO call our Las Vegas Social Security Disability team at (888) 421-8705 to schedule your free case consultation.


Our Services Include:
  • Filing all forms for the initial application, reconsideration & hearing
  • Helping you through each step of the process so you know what to expect
  • Coordinating any social security doctor appointments you may have
  • Obtaining all your medical records and gather the necessary information
  • Reviewing your file thoroughly to discover weaknesses & determine what is needed to obtain a favorable decision
  • Representing you at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge
  • Supporting you throughout the entire process
  • Appealing your case if appropriate


Hear It From Clients We've Helped
    Always Answered Any Questions I Had

    “My experience with Kathy and Mike Blankenship was very good. Both were amazing and always answered any questions I had. Even if I asked a million questions.”

    - Robin
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    “They are worth every penny when it comes to dealing with Social Security. I would highly recommend DAA. Thank you for your service.”

    - Gary
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    “From the beginning to the end, I was treated with respect and dignity. Kathy went above and beyond, always answering my questions and taking the time to explain the process. Kathy was very professional and always returned my calls.”

    - Sherry
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    “DAA did a fine job on my case. They were professional and handled my appeal hearing well. I would highly recommend them any time.”

    - M Lenz
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    “I can't thank Nancy and Mike Blankenship enough for being there for me through the whole process and got me approved. The team at DAA really know what they are doing.”

    - James

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